SPOILER: The number of Blofelds that James Bond encountered in the movie totaled four, including the real one. There were three duplicates including incomplete ones. The first was prepared in the clinic, the second pretended to be Blofeld in the clinic, and the third was seen with the real Blofeld on the top floor of the Whyte House.
# # SPOILER: Deleted scenes: Bond has dinner with Plenty O'Toole after which she offers to walk him back to his hotel room; after being thrown from Bond's window, Plenty returns to the room, discovers him alone with Tiffany Case, and finds Tiffany's address. The latter scene was intended to explain how Plenty drowned in Tiffany's pool.
# # SPOILER: Albert R. Broccoli hated the line "Alimentary, Dr. Leiter," which Bond says when asked the location of the diamonds in Peter Franks's body. He thought no one would understand it referred to digestion. At the film's premiere, two people in the front row burst out laughing at the line, and Broccoli quipped, "Big deal, they're doctors."
SPOILER: The Willard Whyte kidnap plot was based on a dream of Albert R. Broccoli. He had known Howard Hughes in Hollywood and dreamed he was going to meet his old friend in Las Vegas, but when he entered Hughes's room it was occupied by an impostor.
SPOILER: The moon buggy that Bond drives around during the chase in the desert had a problem in that the wheels kept falling off. In one scene where a car turns over you can see one of the wheels that had broken off the buggy rolling in the foreground.
SPOILER: The car chase where the red side-rolled car comes outside of the narrow street on the opposite side in which it was rolled, was filmed over three nights on Fremont Street in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas is a big gaming attraction synonymous with gaming as is the James Bond title "Casino Royale". Many of the cast and crew spent time gaming at Las Vegas venues as they would do again in the later James Bond movie Casino Royale (2006). Many of the James Bond movies have been known to have cast and crew participate in some high-stakes gambling.
# # A 1986 James Bond novel written by John Gardner has the similarly worded title "Nobody Lives for Ever" whilst a 1992 James Bond novel by the same author was called "Death is Forever".
# # This is the one of few James Bond movied which does not feature the wine beverage champagne. The type of sherry served to James Bond, M and Sir Donald Munger at dinner was a Solera. James Bond mentions solera in relation to sherry. Solera is a method of aging and blending wine beverages in barrels. The year that James Bond says was the original vintage on which the sherry was based, was '51, not 1951 but 1851. The brand of wine served at the end of the movie was a Mouton Rothschild '55, a claret.
# # The plastic surgery story element where Blofeld changes his personality and appearance in this movie is actually in keeping with traits given to him by James Bond creator Ian Fleming. However, Blofeld does not actually appear in the original Fleming "Diamonds are Forever" novel. Ernst Stavro Blofeld was named after Tom Blofeld with whom Ian Fleming went to school at Eton. His son is cricket commentator Henry Blofeld. Blofeld's birthdate as given in the literature is the same date as Ian Fleming's birthday which is 28 May 1908.
Shane Rimmer as Tom, one the Whyte Techntronic technicians would later play the Commander Carter, Captain of the submarine the USS Wayne in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).
The film boasts not one but two sets of henchmen / henchwomen who act in pairs, the only Bond movie to do so. These are Mr. Wint & Mr. Kidd and Bambi & Thumper. Octopussy (1983) featured a pair of knife-throwing twins Mischka and Grishka which were originally intended for Moonraker (1979) whilst Dr. No (1962) had the triplet assassins the Three Blind Mice. Rumours of a pair of Bond Girl twins were in existence during pre-production of Quantum of Solace (2008).
This is one of few Bond movies that has one predominant setting which is Nevada, USA, particularly Las Vegas. It is only briefly set in other locations such as Amsterdam during the early part of the film. Dr. No (1962) was mainly set in Jamaica whilst On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) is the only Bond movie to be completely set in Europe.
# # Bulky blond henchman Peter Franks has been considered one of the many series re-incarnations of the Donald Red Grant character from From Russia with Love (1963) which became a template (See also: Hans in You Only Live Twice (1967); Erich Kriegler in For Your Eyes Only (1981); Venz in A View to a Kill (1985); Necros in The Living Daylights (1987); and Stamper in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)).
Paul McCartney was the first choice to write the title song for this Bond movie but this did not eventuate until Live and Let Die (1973).
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